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Adhesives and Sealants for Construction and Industrial Use

Searle Fasteners specialise in supplying a comprehensive range of adhesives and sealants for construction and industrial use. In addition to fasteners, screws, nuts, bolts and tools for all industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, building and general engineering. Our Perth warehouse contains in excess of 20,000 different products. We stock many difficult-to-find ‘specialist’ fastener products. In addition, we are able to source stock from around Australia.

We have the knowledge to assist you in sourcing the correct product for your project, from individual items to bulk orders, you can rely on Searle Fasteners to deliver.

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Industrial Adhesives

Adhesives and Sealants for Construction and Industrial Use

Adhesives and sealants are essential materials in construction and industrial applications. They serve different functions, but both play crucial roles in ensuring the integrity, safety, and durability of various structures and components.


  1. Definition:
    • Adhesives are substances that are used to bond two or more surfaces together. They work by creating a strong bond between the molecules of the adhesive and the material being bonded.
  2. Types of Adhesives:
    • Epoxy Resins: Known for their high strength and versatility, epoxy adhesives are used for a wide range of applications including bonding metals, plastics, and composites.
    • Polyurethane Adhesives: These adhesives are known for their flexibility, durability, and resistance to environmental factors. They are often used in construction and automotive applications.
    • Cyanoacrylate Adhesives (Super Glue): These adhesives bond quickly and are commonly used for small, precise applications.
    • Acrylic Adhesives: They provide strong bonds and are often used for applications involving plastics.
    • Contact Adhesives: These are applied to both surfaces being bonded and are allowed to dry before joining. They are often used for large surface areas.
    • Structural Adhesives: These are designed to provide high-strength bonds and are used in load-bearing applications.
  3. Applications:
    • Construction:
      • Bonding structural elements (e.g., laminated beams).
      • Attaching finishes and panels.
      • Flooring and tile installation.
      • Insulation applications.
    • Industrial:
      • Bonding of various materials in manufacturing processes.
      • Automotive assembly.
      • Aerospace applications.
  4. Considerations:
    • Surface Preparation: Properly preparing surfaces is crucial for adhesion. This may involve cleaning, roughening, or applying a primer.
    • Curing Time: Different adhesives have different curing times. It’s important to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to set before subjecting the bond to stress.


  1. Definition:
    • Sealants are materials used to seal joints or gaps between materials to prevent the passage of liquids or gases.
  2. Types of Sealants:
    • Silicone Sealants: Known for their flexibility and weather resistance, they are commonly used in construction and automotive applications.
    • Polyurethane Sealants: These provide a durable, flexible seal and are used in a wide range of applications including construction and automotive.
    • Acrylic Sealants: They are often used for interior applications like caulking around windows and doors.
    • Butyl Rubber Sealants: These are commonly used for sealing joints in roofing and gutter systems.
  3. Applications:
    • Construction:
      • Sealing joints in buildings to prevent air and water infiltration.
      • Caulking around windows and doors.
      • Waterproofing applications.
    • Industrial:
      • Sealing joints in machinery and equipment.
      • Gasketing applications.
  4. Considerations:
    • Compatibility: Ensure that the sealant is compatible with the materials it will be in contact with.
    • Expansion and Contraction: Sealants must be able to accommodate movement without losing their effectiveness.

Both adhesives and sealants are critical for ensuring the longevity and performance of structures and industrial components. Selecting the right type of adhesive or sealant depends on factors like the specific application, material compatibility, environmental conditions, and required performance characteristics. It’s important to follow manufacturer recommendations for application and curing times for optimal results.


Call Searle Fasteners Perth for Adhesives and Sealants

Speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff today:

(08) 9457 5444

Or simply pop into our Perth warehouse to discuss your requirement.

Unit 1/26 Ernest Clark Road, CANNING VALE WA 6155

(Just off Tacoma Circuit)

Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri : 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Closed Long Weekends 

Closed Public Holidays